iPB Directory

With more than 300 years of protein expertise and over 1000 published papers, the following list of experts are leading the field in protein research. This group of 17 world class researchers and practitioners make up the iPB Expert Panel, providing key insight, research and opinions on all matters related to dietary protein, health and performance:

Dr. Don Layman is professor emeritus at the University of Illinois. His research focuses on impact of diet and exercise on adult health problems of obesity, type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. Dr Layman’s research has helped define protein and amino acid requirements and the interrelationship between dietary protein and amino acids and carbohydrates in adult health.

Dr. Robert Wolfe is currently the Wormack Chair in Nutritional Longevity, Professor of Geriatrics, and Director, Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity at UAMS. Dr. Wolfe has performed pioneering research in human metabolism using stable isotope tracers, methodology that is widely considered to be the standard in the field.

Dr. Emma Stevenson leads developments in Sport and Exercise Science in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University. Her research focuses on nutritional interventions, particularly milk proteins to maximize exercise recovery as well as the effects of exercise and nutritional interventions on appetite regulation, metabolism, energy balance, glycemic control, appetite regulation and healthy aging.

Dr. Arny Ferrando is a professor in the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Logevity at the university of Arkansas. His work has focused on the preservation of skeletal muscle, in particular, the use of nutritional interventions to ameliorate muscle loss. His work has spanned investigations during space flight, kidney disease, heart failure, burn injury, trauma, post-surgical rehabilitation, and aging.

Dr. Paul Moughan holds the position of Distinguished Professor at Massey University and is Director of the Riddet Institute, a National Centre of Research Excellence in Food Science. His research has encompassed the fields of human and animal nutrition, food chemistry, functional foods, mammalian growth biology and digestive physiology.

Dr. Willoughby a Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Biochemistry and Molecular Physiology at Baylor University in Waco, TX. He is the director of the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory where his primary research focus is on the skeletal muscle molecular and biochemical mechanisms regulating the effectiveness and efficacy of protein supplements.

Dr. Jose Antonio PhD FNSCA FISSN is an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Exercise and Sports Science in Davie, FL USA. His latest research is on the effects of very high protein diets on body composition and markers of health as well as safety. He is the CEO and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (www.issn.net).

Dr. Stefan M. Pasiakos is a Nutritional Physiologist in the Military Nutrition Division at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Dr. Pasiakos leads complex human studies with numerous academic, industry, U.S. and international military partners, evaluating protein and other nutritional aspects related to muscle wasting during a variety of military stressors.

Dr. Paul Arciero is the Director of the Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory and Professor in the Health and Human Physiological Sciences Department at Skidmore College. He is a leading expert in nutrition and fitness lifestyle interventions to optimize health and physical performance and his research focus includes optimal protein level and timing in relations to human weight, body composition, health and fitness.

Dr. Michael J. Ormsbee is Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences and the Associate Director of the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine at Florida State University. His research expertise involves the interaction of exercise training, nutrition and supplementation to improve metabolism and achieve optimal body composition, human performance, and health with special emphasis on pre-sleep feeding.

Dr. Carol Johnston is professor and associate director of the Nutrition Program in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. She is an expert in high protein/low carbohydrate diets for weight loss, and vegetarian diets.

Dr Heather J. Leidy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. As a nutritional physiologist, she incorporates a ‘pipet to dinner-plate’ approach by examining the ingestive (i.e., eating) behavior signals by which the consumption of dietary protein (quantity, quality, timing) improves weight management via appetitive, hormonal, and neural signals controlling appetite, satiety, and food cravings.

Dr. Brad Schoenfeld is an assistant professor of exercise science at Lehman College and director of the graduate program in human performance and fitness. His research focuses on exercise and nutritional strategies designed to optimize body composition.

Dr Nicolaas Deutz is a Professor and Director of the Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity, Director of Clinical Research, Human Clinical Research Facility, Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University. He has focused his research on (inter)organ protein and amino acid metabolism and the use of nutritional supplements to treat malnutrition in older adults and during acute and chronic disease states.

Dr. Hamilton Roschel is a professor at the School of Physical Education and Sports / School of Medicine, University of São Paulo. Hamilton does research in Sports Medicine including the application of protein, amino acids and derivatives on skeletal muscle.

Dr. Bill I Campbell is a Professor in the Exercise Science Program and the Director of the Performance and Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida. His research investigates the effects of caloric restriction, protein intakes, and resistance exercise on already lean individuals. His career goal is directed at helping people optimize their physiques within a maintainable lifestyle.

Dr. Mike Roberts is the Director of the Molecular and Applied Sciences Laboratory in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University (Auburn, AL, USA). His laboratory conducts human research related to how protein supplementation affects exercise training outcomes in younger and older populations.

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is board certified in Family Medicine and completed a combined research and clinical fellowship in Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her undergraduate training in Nutritional Sciences: Vitamin & Mineral Metabolism at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Lyon is a subject matter expert and educator in the practical application of protein, types, and levels to health, performance, aging, and disease prevention. She has continued to receive mentorship from Dr. Donald Layman, Ph.D. over the course of two decades to help bring protein metabolism and nutrition from the bench to the bedside.

Her clinical practice services the leaders, innovators, mavericks, and executives in their prospective fields. Dr. Lyon works closely with the Special Operations Military and has a private practice that services patients worldwide.